CANADA (NEWS 1130) – As postal workers begin their rotating job action across the country, the federal government is urging both sides to keep the talks going.
With Canadians worried about their mail delivery, the Trudeau government is encouraging both sides to continue negotiations in order to reach a deal.
The federal Employment Minister Patty Hajdu has released a statement encouraging the crown corporation and the union to maintain negotiations.
She says federal mediators have been working with both sides and they will continue to be available to help the crown corporation and its workers reach an agreement.
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The statement also says the government believes in a fair and balanced collective bargaining process, signalling it is not considering back to work legislation.
Meanwhile, parliamentary secretary for public works Steve Mackinnon says he is still hopeful the situation can be resolved.
“I know the parties are working very hard, I think both are motivated to ensure that we get a collective agreement,” Mackinnon adds. “We have every hope and expectation that the parties will get this resolved at the table.”
He says management at Canada Post is taking steps to avoid any major disruptions
“I know they’re going to make sure that everything possible can be done under the circumstances to make sure that Canadians don’t suffer a drop in service.”